Italian Shoes

Author(s): Henning Mankell (tr from Swedish Laurie Thompson))


Once a successful surgeon, Frederick Welin now lives in self-imposed exile on an island in the Swedish archipelago. Nearly twelve years have passed since he was disgraced for attempting to cover up a tragic mishap on the operating table. One morning in the depths of winter, he sees a hunched figure struggling towards him across the ice. His past is about to catch up with him.
Italian Shoes is as compelling as it is disturbing.
Through his anti-hero Welin, Mankell tackles ageing and death with sensitivity and acuity, and as with the critically acclaimed Depths, delivers a moving tour-de-force on the frailty of mankind. First published in Swedish 2006; this translation 2009.


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General Fields

  • : 9781846551000
  • : Vintage
  • : Harvill Secker
  • : April 2009
  • : 232mm X 155mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : Airport / Ireland / Export ed
  • : Paperback
  • : Henning Mankell (tr from Swedish Laurie Thompson))